What is Cruelty-Free Cosmetics and Why Should You Care?
Have you ever wondered what really goes into testing a product? Once a product is formulated and hypothesized to be safe for use, how do they prove this theory? By experimenting. On animals.
The process of animal-testing is done through of the use of live animals that have chemicals forced down their throats, into their eyes, and onto their shaved skin to document their reaction to ensure the safe use for humans.
Humane Society International estimates that 100,000–200,000 animals suffer and die every year due to cosmetic testing. If you use mink false lashes, have you ever wondered where they get the mink fur from? Yes, actual Minks which are bred and slaughtered for the singular purpose of getting the fur off their bodies. Cruelty on Minks is limited to one beauty product - lashes, but just imagine the number of animals being bred and harmed for the testing of countless other makeup products.
Here are some reasons you should make the switch to Cruelty-Free beauty if you have not already!
Cruelty-Free Products Are Generally Safer
When you opt for cruelty-free beauty products, these tend to be free of harmful chemicals such as parabens, sulfates and synthetic dyes & fragrances. While it may not mean it’s 100% safe, these products will be gentler on skin and have a lower change of causing side effects such as breakouts and sensititvity.
The Cruelty Is Unnecessary
This practice has been going on for ages, and even though it has now become redundant with our progress in technology and better understanding and development of products, these kinds of experimentations are still carried out with as much cruelty and ruthlessness.
Narrowing your options to products not tested on animals leads to a better experience in the cosmetics aisle. Fewer choices lead to more mindful decisions and the opportunity to really consider if a product is a great addition to your routine. Overloaded bathroom drawers will be a thing of the past.
You Can Make The Difference
Cruelty-free makeup does not mean untested or unsafe makeup. Cruelty-free companies use current non-animal test approaches to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of products. This comprises sophisticated tests utilizing human cells and tissues (also called in vitro methods), cutting-edge computer-modeling techniques (often referred to as in silico models), and studies achieved with human volunteers. These are the better alternatives to animal testing that are viable as well.
By choosing Cruelty-Free alternatives, this disrupts the demand and supply of regular cosmetics that engage in animal testing. Companies are starting to pay attention to the needs and demands of their market, and being Cruelty-Free is fast becoming the standard in the industry thanks to consumers who purchase consciously. To ensure you are purchasing a cruelty-free product, do your research beforehand and be wary of non-vegan ingredients like albumen, beeswax, carmine, cholesterol, collagen, gelatin, or lanolin. All of these can potentially be derived from animal sources.
Liht Organics is proud to be Leaping Bunny approved so you can rest assured that we do not (and would never) test on animals! Being vegan and cruelty-free means that our products are not only safe for you, but look after the well-being of our animals and the planet as well!
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